If you haven’t seen or read the original press release of the Upgraded UHZ65, you can read it here.
We’re excited that we’ve had so much buzz around our Upgraded UHZ65 projector. However, we’ve had so many people contact us with questions, we’ve decided to create a post on the Frequently Asked Questions. These are also posted on product pages. So, without further ado, here are the questions and answers!
Currently, with our Optoma contract, we are not authorized to sell or ship projectors outside of the US - even though Optoma representatives from around the world are aware of our modification.
Unfortunately, we are only authorized by Optoma USA to perform these modifications. If we were to do these modifications on one purchased outside of the US, we cannot, at this time, guarantee that the projector would still be covered under warranty.
We understand there is international demand, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
As mentioned above, we are only authorized by Optoma USA to perform these modifications on projectors bought from Optoma USA. If these modifications were performed on a projector purchased outside of the US, we cannot, at this time, guarantee that the projector would still be covered under warranty.
Although Optoma USA has approved this modification they will not make them, nor will the international divisions make them either.
In addition, it is not just a simple custom-made filter installation that we've had made for the projector. There are additional optical modifications that have to be done to each projector by a highly skilled technician. On top of that, custom calibration and configurationi has to be done to effectively to reach 80% BT2020. Each projector takes over 5 hours to modify; it's very time consuming. It is not something that can easily and quickly be done.
It is not simply an addition of a filter. There are additional optical modifications that have to be done to each projector. On top of that, custom calibration has to be done to effectively reach 80% BT2020. As word has gotten out, demand for the upgrade has also risen.
Fortunately, due to improved filters and a new process, we now are able to make the upgrades quicker than they have taken in the past. By the end of September, our goal is to be able to ship within 24 hours on the Theo-Z65 Lite and 48 hours on the regular Theo-Z65.